City Council Update, October 3, 2022

City Council Update, October 3, 2022

City council approved moving forward with road reconstruction on Wiltshire, two marijuana licenses, received election updates, and more.

Seven Points Dispensing at Woodward and Wiltshire was granted their marijuana license. Butter on 11 Mile between Berkley and Henley, was granted their adult use license. They previously were approved for a medical use license.

Engineering work was approved to start for road work on Wiltshire. The plan is for a full road reconstruction and water main replacement from Woodward to Mortenson and repaving the road from Mortenson to Coolidge. The project is expected to start in the spring but may have a delayed start due to on-going supply issues. There will be an onsite meeting in November for residents who will be impacted sometime to discuss the project and answer questions.

Residents living on these sections of Wiltshire are urged to have their sewer line inspected by video. Any necessary repairs that involve digging up the road will be much cheaper to perform now than if you must fully restore the newly repaired road. Residents may also check there for lead service lines. Any that are found will be replaced free of charge during this process.

Our County Commissioner Charlie Cavell spoke to Council about the Oakland Transit millage that will be on the November ballot. The purpose of the millage is to continue and expand bus services in Oakland County.

Downtown Berkley has been transformed for the month of October for BOO!KLEY Nights. There are still several more events this month, and opportunities for volunteers to dress one of the skeletons roaming our downtown.

The library still has KN95 masks and Covid tests available for pickup.

The City Clerk announced her office has just mailed out over 3,200 absentee ballots. Due to the volume, please wait about one week before checking on the status of your ballot. If you have questions or wish to register for an absentee ballot you can call or email their office (248-658-3310 or [email protected]).

Thursday, October 13, the Clerk's office will be open for drive-thru election business, including dropping off your absentee ballot. You can read more about this and other questions about the upcoming election at the city website.

Finally, I will be holding my next Talk with Dennis event Thursday, October 6 at the library. Stop by anytime between 6 and 8pm with any questions or concerns you might have.

The meeting packet.